| Aug 21, 2011
| 11:49 AM
Several TV networks will commemorate the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, with news specials, live coverage from Ground Zero, films and special episodes of scripted series. Many of those specials begin this week, and I've tried...
| Apr 3, 2012
| 5:51 PM
Gov. Martin O'Malleycontinued his national media blitz Tuesday night with an appearance on MSNBC's"The Ed Show," taking the opportunity to bash former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and the Republican budget plan authored by U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan of...
| Dec 30, 2011
| 6:00 AM
The news media's lack of analysis regarding the policy proposals of the leading presidential candidates is disheartening. The media have relinquished their responsibilities to inform the public; instead, they have become entertainment impresarios, hailing...
| Jan 4, 2012
| 3:23 AM
With a caucus vote so close that the cable channels had to wait until all the votes were finally tallied at 2:34 a.m. Wednesday to declare a winner, Iowa was no place to be Tuesday night for media amateurs and ideologues.
Which is to say there was only...
| Jan 14, 2012
| 8:40 AM
I have a million other things to write about, and about 500,000 of them have been rightfully ordered up by editors.
Despite that, and a growing momentum this Friday night in Baltimore that nothing matters in the world except the Ravens playoff game...
| Feb 14, 2012
"It's not about contraception," thundered GOP presidential contender Rick Santorum. "It's about economic liberty. It's about freedom of speech. It's about freedom of religion. It's about government control of your lives. And it's got to stop!"
| Feb 18, 2012
| 3:00 AM
When one writes about moral convictions, it's probably a good idea to consistently live up to them. That way people can still disagree with your convictions, but they have a difficult time accusing you of hypocrisy.
Last week at the Conservative...
| Aug 11, 2012
| 12:01 PM
Paul Ryan being selected as Mitt Romney's GOP running mate was big news late Friday night, and no one on television did a better job of covering it on the fly than MSNBC.
I can't believe I typed those words either. MSNBC had become such a joke in its...
| Aug 27, 2012
| 6:02 AM
Forget the broadcast networks of ABC, NBC and CBS.
And forget PBS, too, unless you are part of the minority that doesn't have cable or online access. Public television simply doesn't have the resources any longer to do any kind of original, first-rate...
| Sep 5, 2012
| 1:33 PM
It's always nice when you can get others to make your points for you, and Rep. Howard Berman has found some help among Washington insider organizations in his election battle with fellow Democratic Rep. Brad Sherman.
Foreign Policy magazine's website has...
| Sep 19, 2012
| 7:45 AM
Museum galas are reliably glitzy affairs, complete with A-list celebrities wearing red-carpet fashion -- all for a good cause, of course. This year, the Hammer Museum will boast the likes of Katy Perry, Armie Hammer, Steve Martin and MSNBC personality...